When Ayex was about two-months old, I bought her some colorful plastic squeaky toys to stimulate her eyesight. I didn’t care before from where the toys were made.
As Ayex grows, she was diagnosed to have a very sensitive skin. Her skin would have rashes every now and then and what triggered them varies most of the time. It would be the food that was recently introduced to her, the soap that she is using, the soap that we are using to wash our clothes to name a few. So I’ve accepted the fact that my baby has a very sensitive skin. We’ve taken several precautions to avoid triggering her rashes. Hubby and I don’t spray perfume inside the house or anywhere near her. We don’t carry her as soon as we arrive home instead, we change our clothes first. I’m 100% sure that her rashes were never triggered by those squeaky toys I bought which are apparently made from China.
So when the news broke out that Mattel voluntarily pulled out some of their toys, which are made in China, my father and mother in law would comment on Ayex’s toys from time to time. This happens most when something weird things happens to her like some rashes suddenly appears on her face or neck when she wakes up in the morning (which I’m sure were never there when we slept). They would sometime say “baka dahil yan sa mga laruan niya?”. So every time they make a comment about Ayex’s toys, my response is always “black propaganda lang po yan against China. Hindi nila kasi matalo. Eh sobrang mura naman po kasi talaga ng labor dun eh”. I’m consistent with this because I believe that not all the toys made in China are dangerous.
In fact, we recently bought Ayex some new toys (I can’t believe how expensive toys can be now a days) to stimulate her cause-and-effect skills and again, they were made in China! I know, we all want the best for our little Ayex. We buy her toys to help her develop her skills. We control the food she eats and we make sure we take care of our environment at home to prevent allergies from being triggered. So, whenever rashes suddenly appear, let’s not blame her toys that were made in China. Instead, lets analyze the things that happened before the rashes appeared. I think that is quite unfair.
And to all people out there specially the parents, let’s not hinder our kids’ love for toys simply because what they want are made in China. Let’s be fair to our kids and to the Chinese people who make their toys.